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Community Voices

Because “Children Can’t Vote”

Community Voices (CV) is a Los Angeles countywide advocacy program led by Crystal Stairs, Inc. that focuses on building parent and provider leadership and stronger advocates for children and working families through workshops, community organizing, revitalized civic engagement, advocacy events and legislative interactions.

The Community Voices program encompasses our tagline: “Educate. Empower. Advocate.”

  • We EDUCATE through our advocacy workshops.
  • We EMPOWER our members through our leadership development trainings and opportunities.
  • We ADVOCATE by actively engaging in advocacy through legislative activities.

Since 2006, Community Voices has trained more than 2,000 parents and child care providers, nonprofit leaders and members of the community to advocate with skill for access to quality affordable child care and early learning. We represent children and families throughout South Los Angeles and across Los Angeles County.

Community Voices is a civic leadership program that provides training and technical assistance to its members in organizing, advocacy and leadership development.

Through this experience, our members gain personal leadership development and growth opportunities to equip them to lead and advocate not only on early childhood education issues, but also in their own sphere of influence, whether that is in their own neighborhood, school PTA or work place.

Community Voices Needs YOU!

For more information about Community Voices, please email Nina Franqui-Hollomon at

To become a Community Voices member click the link below.

Community Voices needs YOU!

Please consider attending a workshop or event, becoming a member, or sponsoring an event, workshop and/or program series. For more information about Community Voices, please email Nina Franqui-Hollomon at


Community Voices Ambassadors

We invite businesses, legislators, and other organizations to walk alongside Community Voices as partners and ambassadors for the change we are constantly fighting for. Click the link to learn more about becoming an ambassador.

Is Your Business and Organization Interested in Supporting Our Advocacy and Civic Engagement Efforts?

Consider Becoming a Community Voices Ambassador

We invite you and your organization to partner with Community Voices as we advocate for affordable, equitable childcare, gain exclusive access to ECE advocacy resources and trainings, directly impact policies affecting your community, amplify your voice and those you serve, and receive recognition for your contributions in civic engagement across Los Angeles County

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